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Microfluidic sensor device for online haemostasis monitoring
L. Müller, A. Sterck, R. Gronmaier, S. Sinn, D. Klar, S. Haeberle, R. Zengerle, H.P. Wendel, H. Northoff, F. Gehring

We have developed a microfluidic chip that allows online haemostasis monitoring using a thickness shear mode sensor. The sensor allows the detection of adsorbed masses and changes in viscosity in real-time. The microfluidic mixer permits fast mixing of whole blood with activators, which trigger the coagulation cascade. Changes in frequency were measured during the coagulation of whole blood.

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A microfluidic approach for the directed evolution of proteins by retroviral display
Lucia Granieri, Jean-Christophe Baret, Andrew D. Griffiths and Christoph A. Merten

The model system used here is based on retroviral particles displaying tPA, a protein used in current emergency therapies of myocardial infarction and stroke. Single tPA variants were encapsulated into aqueous droplets, at a frequency of ~10Kilohertz and the enzymatic activity was monitored using a fluorescence assay. Active variants could be clearly distinguished from inactive variants or variants incubated with the endogenous inhibitor PAI-1.

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A high-throughput protein array-based approach
Rachel Van Dyk, Claudia Kirisits, Paul Potter, Fook Tim Chew, Reinhard Hiller

Here we present a novel discovery-oriented high-throughput approach to the screening of allergen reactivates in crude biological extracts is presented using seafood allergens as an example. The CPGR workflow permits the effective screening of hundreds of putative allergens in parallel using minute amounts of patient serum and constitutes a cost-efficient allergen-specific antibody screening method for a routine diagnostic setting.

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Development of a High-Throughput Microarray for Evaluating CYP1A1 Induction
Megan Mason, XinXin Ding, Jonathan S. Dordick

The aim of this study is to produce a vector capable of expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) when exposed to a CYP1A1 inducer.

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Bio-analytic silicon chips for the detection of developmentalneurotoxic effects of chemicals and drugs in the context of the European REACH program
S. Buehler , Helene Altrichter , P. J. Koester , C. Tautorat , Ralf Ehret ,Werner Baumann , Jan Gimsa

Bio-analytic silicon chips can be used to investigate stem cell differentiation into neurons and for the in vitro on-line monitoring of cellular reactions under well controlled experimental conditions. Chip systems allow for a parallel, label-free and non-invasive measurement of different parameters by CMOS silicon microsensors by the application of potential neurotoxic and developmental neurotoxic substances.

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Bio-analytic silicon chips for the detection of developmentalneurotoxic effects of chemicals and drugs in the context of the European REACH program
S. Buehler , Helene Altrichter , P. J. Koester , C. Tautorat , Ralf Ehret ,Werner Baumann , Jan Gimsa

Bio-analytic silicon chips can be used to investigate stem cell differentiation into neurons and for the in vitro on-line monitoring of cellular reactions under well controlled experimental conditions. Chip systems allow for a parallel, label-free and non-invasive measurement of different parameters by CMOS silicon microsensors by the application of potential neurotoxic and developmental neurotoxic substances.

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Modular Glass Chip System for the Acquisition of the Electric Activity and Physiological Parameters of Differentiated Stem Cells
P. J. Koester, J. Sakowski, S. M. Buehler, C. Tautorat, H. Altrichter, W. Baumann and J. Gimsa

The EU chemical policy REACH, effective on June 2007, regulates the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals. Investigations on the effects of neurotoxic and developmental-neurotoxic substances are required by European and US-American test guidelines. However, at the moment these tests are based on animal experiments contradicting society claims to abolish animal experiments and to implement the 3R-principle. The resulting problem is… How to pair REACH and the 3Rs?

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New Microarray Substrate for Fluorescent Signal Enhancement
Wayne Moore, Svetlana I. Novikova, David Moore, Lisa Jolin and Cindy Smith.

Microcosm BioBright slides (patent pending) are designed as a plug-and-play alternative to commercially available microarray substrates for use with different microarray platforms (oligo, miRNA or protein).

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Interactive Transcription Maps Over Microarray Data
Petr Krontorad, Irena Koutna and Michal Strehovsky

For final description of microarray experiment results it is necessary to use some statistically robust method. Transcription maps (TM) are used to map results of gene expression analysis into individual chromosomes. We have implemented graphical tool for interactive display of TMs. This tool allows displaying of arbitrary information for each gene.

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New 'Lab-on-a-Chip' Could Revolutionize Early Diagnosis of Cancer
Faster result times, reduced costs, minimal sample demands and better sensitivity of analysis.
How Fluid Flow Influences Neuron Growth
A University of Texas at Arlington team exploring how neuron growth can be controlled in the lab and, possibly, in the human body has published a new paper in Nature Scientific Reports on how fluid flow could play a significant role.
‘Tissue Chip’ to Screen Neurological Toxins
UW-Madison team are developing a faster, more affordable way to screen for neural toxins.
Modular Components Make Building 3-D “Labs-on-a-Chip” a Snap
New building blocks take microfluidics from flat to 3-D quickly and easily.
NIH Funds Next Phase of Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program
Scientists will integrate chips mimicking human organ functions into full body system to evaluate drugs.
Airway Muscle-On-A-Chip Mimics Asthma
Tissue-level model of human airway musculature could pave way for patient-specific asthma treatments.
New Chip Promising For Tumor-Targeting Research
The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip device, will allow researchers to study the complex environment surrounding tumors and the barriers that prevent the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents.
Gene Expression Patterns in Pancreatic CTCs Revealed
Distinct patterns of gene expression in several groups of CTCs were identified, including significant differences from the primary tumor that may contribute to the ability to generate metastases and prove to be targets for improved treatment of the deadly tumor.
Blood Cleanser for Sepsis
Dialysis-like ‘biospleen’ quickly filters bacteria, fungi and toxins.
Stanford Engineers Aim to Connect the World with Ant-sized Radios
Costing just pennies to make, tiny radios-on-a-chip are designed to serve as controllers or sensors for the 'Internet of Things.'
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